The "Third China" in the 21st Century


The status quo as we define it

July 9, 2018
Taipei Times

John J. Tkacik, Jr. on Taiwan: The status quo as we define it


Taipei Times

Power Transition in Asia: China’s rise, America’s “Pivot” and Taiwan’s Choice

January 1, 2015
The 2014 International Symposium on “U.S Presence in Asia and Regional Peace and Security”


When the US had a ‘two Chinas’ policy

April 17, 2018
Taipei Times


When the US had a ‘two Chinas’ policy


As China readies live-fire military exercises in the Taiwan Strait amid heightened tensions over increased American support for Taiwan, a retired US foreign service officer revisits the evolution of the ‘two Chinas’ policy

Sovereign, independent and mutually non-subordinate

April 16, 2018
Taipei Times

John J. Tkacik, Jr. On Taiwan: Sovereign, independent and mutually non-subordinate


Mon, Apr 16, 2018 - Page 6



Thoughts on ‘Orwellian nonsense’

May 28, 2018
Taipei TImes

Mon, May 28, 2018 - Page 6


Five Myths about "One China"

December 12, 2016
The Washington Times
Five Myths about “One China”

By John J. Tkacik

Trump, Jerusalem and Taiwan

January 29, 2018
Taipei Times

The Holy Land today, at first glance, has scant relevance for Taiwan. But President Donald Trump’s new Jerusalem policy last month has set me thinking.

Congressional oversight of AIT

May 17, 2017
Taipei Times


Congressional Oversight of AIT


 by Peter Chen


Peter Chen is the President of the Formosa Association for Public Affairs.


Pacific Pivot, Taiwan Fulcrum Maritime Taiwan and Power Transition in Asia

May 1, 2014
The US Strategic Pivot to Asia and Cross-Strait Relations: Economic and Security Dynamics

The banner headline of the Communist Party’s flagship newspaper was printed in large bold characters:  “Promoting the establishment of a powerful maritime nation” (海洋强国) is “a major component of the mission of socialism with Chinese characteristics.”  Thus spake Party General Secretary Xi Jinping on August 1, 2013, a date celebrated in China as “Army Day.”  General Secretary Xi’s choice of Army Day for his declaration signaled that this was not a mere civilian goal, but  more significantly a military one.

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